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Rolling-Out Decisions for Our Covered Call Writing Trades: 3 Strategies Analyzed

click ↑ 4 Featured When our covered call writing strikes are expiring in-the-money (with intrinsic-value), our shares will be sold at the strike price. We may opt to retain the shares […]

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The Importance of the 3% Guideline When Selling Out-Of-The-Money Cash-Secured Puts

click ↑ 4 Featured On 10/20/2023, a BCI premium member shared with me a cash-secured put series of trades executed with Charles Shwab Corp. (NYSE: SCHW). Over the course of 9 months, SCHW dropped […]

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BCI PODCAST 120: Using the Nasdaq-100 Volatility Index (VOLQ) in Covered Call Writing Decisions

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: VOLQ measures the imp[lied volatility of the NDX or the Nasdaq 100 Index. This podcast proposes an ultra-low risk strategy based on VOLQ and […]

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Setting Up a Bullish Covered Call Writing Monthly Portfolio

click ↑ 4 Featured This article will highlight one of the many ways we can establish a monthly covered call writing portfolio during bullish market conditions. We will utilize a […]

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Ask Alan # 215: Stock Selection for The Poor Man’s Covered Call

———- The Poor Man’s Covered Call is a covered call writing-like strategy where a long-term deep in-the-money LEAPS option is purchased instead of a stock, making entry into the trade […]

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Summarizing the Information in Our Premium Member Stock Reports

click ↑ 4 Featured When we select a stock for our covered call writing or cash-secured put trades, one of the main resources we analyze in the BCI Stock Reports, […]

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BCI PODCAST #119: Establishing Our Cost-Basis for Long-Term Holdings

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: There are 2 distinct cost-basis scenarios for covered call writing: 1. Trade initiation cost-basis: Stock price at the time of the trade for at-the-money […]

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Using Implied Volatility and the BCI Expected Price Movement Calculator to Avoid Exercise

click ↑ 4 Featured When we write covered call options and sell cash-secured puts, our goal is to generate cash-flow in a low-risk manner. Frequently, a second important goal is […]

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Trading Weekly Options on a 4-Day Trading Week

click ↑ 4 Featured Can we generate meaningful returns writing covered calls or selling cash-secured puts on a 4-day, holiday-shortened trading week? The answer is a resounding yes. This article will […]

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Post-Earnings Opportunities: A Real-Life Example with NVIDIA Corp. (Nasdaq: NVDA)

click ↑ 4 Featured Always avoid having an option in place if there is an upcoming earnings report prior to contract expiration. This applies to covered call writing and selling cash-secured puts as it […]

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